Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Schwarzbier
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 647   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Guinness Black Lager is cold-brewed with roasted barley to deliver the refreshing taste of lager with the unique character of Guinness. Enjoy ice cold straight from the bottle.

Known as Premium Beer in Malaysia, where it is 5%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerme31 (492) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours black, roasty, toasted aroma. Medium sweet taste. Thin texture and mouthfeel, mild uneventful finish. Sessionable and decent but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevoj (2151) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Not enough roast grain aroma or taste to carry this one. Overall mouthfeel is watery and no lasting palate. Black and more of a lager than a schwarzbier, and hardly worthy of the Guinness name.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
shanoknowsfood (49) - Hawaii, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Just tried one yesterday...from the bottle. Was hoping it would taste like a malty dunkel...no such luck. Seems like they just took a stout and added malt syrup to it. Weak, watery and bitter. Wouldn’t recommend this to anyone.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Elwood (3161) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Serving: Bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours black with a small and fleeting tan head. The nose has a little bit of roasted malt and an odd vegetal note. Thin on the tongue with a slightly tangy, roasted bitterness, a slight burnt note, and a light sweetness. Finishes fairly clean. Pretty meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
asheft (2509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle. Relatively sour aroma with some roast and toast. Clear dark garnet brown under an off white ring. Lactic acid sour flavour with very faint roast and some cinnamon and nutty notes. Light body, moderate carbonation, lingering unpleasantness in the

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
daniellunsford (105) - - OCT 8, 2013
Smells faintly of malt. Pours a nice guinness black with a nice head. Tastes of smooth generic lager without the corn or rice notes. Smooth watery lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2013
faint malty aroma..black stout like appearance with slightly off white head..taste is of a sweeter lager but not very powerful anyway mostly bland..tingly and watery on the palate overall their other products much preferred

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Imaena (1823) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle. This is a thin and bland tasting schwartz without the hop bite i expect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JustPlainLogan (58) - Galveston, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
I was greatly disappointed, the only time that Guinness has ever truly disappointed me. It has all of the bitterness of the other varieties of Guinness without any of the other flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EricTeusink (686) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Monkeypiss. No idea how it ended up in my fridge. Pours dark brown with thin white head. Scent is chemicals and grain. Scent is slightly sweet. Barely there roasted flavor fades into mild sweetness and weird aftertaste. Overcarbonated to hide the fact it is garbage. Bottle - Source Unknown

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